The State of the Indian Republic

September 22, 2020

On August 15, India celebrated 73 years of independence. By some metrics, the country has been a fantastic success. Multi-ethnic states such as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s. In contrast, India is still united despite its bewildering diversity in terms of religion,...

The Story of Youngistan

August 14, 2013

Do not wait for others to tell you the moral of the story. Dear Citizens of Bharat (i.e. India), As you celebrate my 66th birthday, allow me to narrate a story. I realize that in this era of 140 character updates, people do not have time for stories. But once you are 5,000 years old (India might...

India: 66 Years of Independence

August 12, 2013

Will India tackle its teeming challenges or will it be overwhelmed by them? Background India, to borrow Mark Twain’s 1897 quote, is older even than legend. It has a continuous cultural tradition that goes back thousands of years. In the 6th century BC, legends such as Gautam Buddh and...